Sir Hugh Shaw Stewart, 8th Baronet

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Sir (Michael) Hugh Shaw-Stewart, 8th Baronet (11 July 1854 – 29 June 1942) was a Scottish politician.

He was the eldest son of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 7th Baronet, and Lady Octavia Grosvenor, daughter of Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.

In 1883 he married Lady Alice Emma Thynne, daughter of John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath.

He was a Captain in the 4th Battalion (Princess Louise's), the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and Honorary Colonel of the 5/6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders;

He was unsuccessful Conservative parliamentary candidate for Stirlingshire in 1885, and was elected for East Renfrewshire in 1886, holding the seat until 1906.

He succeeded his father to the baronetcy in 1903. He was awarded the CB in 1916 and KCB in 1933, and was Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire from 1922 until his death.

He was succeeded to the baronetcy by his nephew, Col. Sir Walter Guy Shaw-Stewart, 9th Baronet MC.

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  • Who Was Who
  • Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1889

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Finlayson
Member of Parliament for East Renfrewshire
Succeeded by
Robert Laidlaw
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Glen Glen-Coats
Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire
Succeeded by
Alexander Archibald Hagart-Speirs